[Mailman-Users] ip_addresse rather than hostname in forms?

Kirk R. Wythers kwythers at umn.edu
Thu Jul 31 16:17:07 CEST 2003

What would happen if I simply changed the 

Host name this list prefers for email. 
(Details for host_name)

line, on the administrative interface page?

On Thu, 2003-07-31 at 14:11, Richard Barrett wrote:

> SMTP mail addressing is done in terms of domains, that is the FQDN of 
> mail hosts. For instance MX records are usually specified in respect of 
> FQDNs with nary a IP number in sight. This, for instance, this allows 
> mail hosts on private IP numbers to function  so long as some publicly 
> IP numbered mail relay with access to that internal network will relay 
> mail for the privately IP numbered mail host. Most MTAs check the 
> acceptability of domains in mail addresses by doing DNS lookup.
> I do not think using IP numbers instead of FQDNs is going to work but I 
> am open to being corrected.
> What problem are you trying to solve with your proposal?
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Kirk
> >
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